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    on or in a road?

    Hello

    I was in a big city two weeks ago and took some pictures out of a tram.
    Do you say:

    I took this picture on a tram in Hennessy Road or on Hennessy Road?


    Massimo

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    Re: on or in a road?

    Quote Originally Posted by mscola View Post
    Hello

    I was in a big city two weeks ago and took some pictures out of a tram.
    Do you say:

    I took this picture on a tram in Hennessy Road or on Hennessy Road?


    Massimo
    I would say "from a tram on Hennessy Road".

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    Re: on or in a road?

    In BrE, we would also say "from a tram" but we could use either "in" or "on" before the name of the street.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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